Vice President of Product, Blockchain – Office of the CTO

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Published May 8, 2022
Location Stanford, CA
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Job Type Full-time  


Vice President of Product, Blockchain – Office of the CTO Location: Palo Alto, CA or Remote (United States) Our Company VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and modern applications. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application. With 2021 (FY22) revenues growing 9% year on year to $12.85 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, 55,000 partners, and 30,000+ employees in 50+ locations around the world. At the core of what we do are our employees who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. VMware is a place, where we are valued for all of who we are – individual, colleague, pioneer, citizen. It’s where empowerment, accountability, and responsibility enable each of us to own our future and achieve success through our own actions. The Business and Role The Office of the CTO (OCTO) team plays a mission-critical role in shaping the technical vision for the company, advancing our research and development efforts and driving innovation across VMware. It delivers an expanded internal-facing charter to drive the operational transformation of our R&D organization as we evolve to a cloud and SaaS-centric company with four primary teams: Blockchain is a multi-cloud, multi-language distributed ledger platform that delivers unique “enterprise-grade” services for customers who need scale, robustness, serviceability, and cost efficiency for their next generation decentralized, multi-party applications. VMware Platform Services is responsible for SaaS operational capabilities and many other common engineering functions. It ensures a horizontal approach that provides the foundational building blocks for all our SaaS services to deliver a common customer experience across business groups. Research and Innovation drives technology invention and innovation that advances the state of the art, catalyzes growth opportunities, collaborates across R&D to define and accelerate VMware’s technology strategy, and engages externally with a variety of partners, customers and communities to co-create the future of technology. Design/UX ensures great design that enhances our customers’ ability to achieve their desired outcomes. VMware Blockchain With VMware’s established success as the standard platform for enterprise applications, experience in building highly trusted/secure distributed systems, and our unique innovation in private, permissioned blockchain technology, we are winning important transformation projects today and are poised to become the standard application platform for the next generation of decentralized, trusted modern applications. This is a unique opportunity within the Blockchain team to join an early business unit team within the Office of the CTO as we scale our product portfolio and business. We are now a team of >125 full time employees and growing. Our blockchain product was initially released in late 2020, we have customers in production with transformative, mission critical use cases and are looking to scale our business far beyond our current state. We are passionate about innovation, customer success, building on our strong team culture, diversity and inclusion, ESG, and most importantly, learning while having fun. The Blockchain VP of Product defines the Blockchain product, partner and GTM strategy; works with engineering to build differentiated products for the enterprise markets; defines the long term business strategy built on strong target customers/verticals and use cases; builds the sales motion through VMware’s GTM organizations; and builds the alliances and partner relationships needed to accelerate this business. Job Responsibilities Lead and grow a strong team of product managers, product specialists, product marketing and business/partner development leaders who can win impactful business opportunities; Refine our long-term product and business strategy that’s built on a well-defined view of the market and the available opportunities; Engage with key executives within our existing and future customers as the go-to product leader of the business; Partner with executive leadership across VMware and its partners to leverage the company’s core strengths and market presence; Build the VMware brand as a technology and business leader in the emerging enterprise blockchain space; Lead our partnering strategy and implementation to be a force multiplier of our own efforts; Map our ongoing business strategy into VMware’s core strategic initiatives. Key Job Requirements As a seasoned Product leader with a strong track record, you will expand a great team of product management, product specialists, product marketing, business and partner development leaders to define the requirements needed for VMware to be the leader in this space for the long term. Understanding the market dynamics across this exciting space, you’ll continue to sharpen the customer use cases and the solution requirements, and define the strategic case for this business in the context of VMware’s strategic priorities. In this role, you will work with a team of talented and focused innovation leaders and entrepreneurs while leveraging VMware’s immense strengths to accelerate the growth of this exciting new business. Other key attributes: Enterprise software product management leadership success, especially in building and managing high performance teams, ideally with experience on new, emerging businesses; Keen understanding of the enterprise application and infrastructure ecosystems, and the requirements driven by large, mission critical enterprise customers; Strong foundation technical skills in enterprise infrastructure and applications; Strategic thinker with strong experience interacting with and managing senior-executive-level audiences that results in us being critical trusted advisors; A leader who gets things done and takes risks; Experience with building new businesses in new markets: from initial idea to scalable revenue. Advanced education in an Engineering or related technology field or equivalent experience. Category : Marketing Subcategory: Product Management Experience: Executive Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time Posted Date: 2022-04-07 VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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